The Library Building Project: Our Journey


This web page documents the long and successful journey of our library building project. The library could not have implemented its plans for a new community library without the dedication, creativity and respect for our vision demonstrated by the design team at King & King Architects, our contractors from Hueber Breuer, and our partners at Community Bank in DeWitt. I’d also like to acknowledge the many other people in the community who supported the project - our taxpayers, those who contributed to the capital campaign and others who gave selflessly of their time and expertise. We should all be proud that the new library is not only sustainable, innovative, and patron-centered, but was completed on time and under budget thanks to the efforts of our partners and advocates.

We are already seeing how the space is transforming the lives of people in our community and are thrilled that this new Community Library of DeWitt & Jamesville is fulfilling our vision to serve as an anchor in the Town that connects and empowers people, inspires ideas and supports community potential.

Documents & Information


Building Project Cost Estimate | October 4, 2016
Updated FAQ | April 7, 2016
Proposed New Library Location Information | April 7, 2016
Unique and Distinctive Features of the Proposed New Library | April 7, 2016
Limited Subsurface Investigation Report: Beardsley Architects & Engineers | November 25, 2015
King & King Architects’ Schematic Design Report, Part 1 | June 4, 2015
King & King Architects’ Schematic Design Report, Part 2 | June 4, 2015
Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report: Beardsley Architects & Engineers | June 4, 2015
DeWitt Community Library’s Chartered Service Area Map | June 12, 2015
Traffic Impact Assessment | May 28, 2015
DCL Share Your Vision Survey Summary | May 20, 2015
Library Leadership Visioning & Community Stakeholder Input | March 1, 2015
Your Questions Answered | September 22, 2014



Site Development September 2016


K+K Rendering


Site from above










Main level frame


Children's Area




Outer layers


Browsing Room




Browsing Room


Wood decking


Stone facing


Browsing Room


Tower work


Staff wiring


New shelving
CLD&J sign

Media Coverage


After 55 years in ShoppingTown mall, DeWitt library sets date it will close, move | June 1, 2017
Your Stories: When will the new library open in Dewitt? | May 29, 2017
DeWitt Community Library holds groundbreaking for freestanding library construction | November 1, 2016
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for New $8.3 Million Dewitt Community Library | November 1, 2016
DeWitt Planning Board approves DCL’s relocation project | May 17, 2016
Public hearing held for DeWitt Community Library’s $8.3 million freestanding library project | March 22, 2016
DeWitt library moves forward with plans for new site; hearing set | March 9, 2016
Public hearing to be held for $8 million library project in DeWitt | March 9, 2016
Editorial: DeWitt Community Library relocation is needed to keep the library up-to-date | July 23, 2015
DeWitt Community Library moves forward with relocation project | July 22, 2015
What will new DeWitt library look like, cost? | June 29, 2015
DeWitt library seeks increase from taxpayers to help relocate, move out of ShoppingTown mall | May 5, 2015
DeWitt library proposes moving out of mall, relocating to new site | August 13, 2014